- Where to go in August
Where to go in August
For some, August is all about beach holidays. But if you’re looking for a little more action than a fly-and-flop break, where’s best to visit in August? Our team are a well-travelled bunch, so we asked them to share their picks for August’s top destinations. From amazing wildlife and festivals, to scenic beauty, there’s plenty to inspire your next adventure. Read on to find out their recommendations for where to go in August…
Our pick: the best places to visit in August
August sees temperatures peak in Iceland – expect the mercury to hit the high teens (and even the 20s if it’s a heatwave!). Coupled with the long hours of daylight, it makes it a fantastic time of year to tour the Land of Fire and Ice.
2. Eastern Canada
Eastern Canada follows similar seasonal patterns as the UK. So visiting during August is a great time to explore as you will be guaranteed warm and dry weather and really make the most of the stunning Canadian landscape. Festivals are also in full swing, including the Montreal Jazz extravaganza, while summer is also the best time to visit the mighty Niagara Falls.
£3,599per person 2 16 days
August in Kenya is when the great wildlife extravaganza of the Wildebeest Migration takes place in the Masai Mara, there is no better time to be here. On our Kenya Tracks and Trails tour you should also get spectacular views of Mt Kilimanjaro, too, from Amboseli National Park.
£2,699per person 2 9 days
4. The Danube and the Rhine
During the height of summer you can expect to enjoy glorious warm weather, summer flowers blooming along the riverbanks and attractions in full flow. There are also plenty of warm, light evenings to sit up on deck, enjoy a drink and watch the changing scenery pass by.
£2,799per person 2 15 days
Drinks included with lunch & dinner
The wild beauty of Alaska is at its best during the state’s short summer, when days are long (expect around 19 hours of daylight in Anchorage). August is also peak whale-watching season in Alaska, which lasts until September – look out for majestic humpbacks and killer whales.
Alaska and the Rocky Mountains
£5,099per person 2 18 days
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6. Rocky Mountains, Canada
August is the optimum time to experience the Rocky Mountains. Not only has all the snow melted away, meaning rivers and waterfalls are full flowing, the wildflowers are in bloom, while the weather is crisp, bright and dry. You can expect clear blue skies and an abundance of wildlife.
£3,999per person 2 11 days
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Looking to travel at a different time of year? Take a look at the rest of our Where to Go When calendar…
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